On the coming Saturday, the SJCBC/HCBC Women's 1st VIII (IM3) will be competing at the Women's Head of the River Race on the River Thames. With a lot of power in the boat, we hope that they can do very well! At a length of over 4 miles and 374 yards, or 6.8 kilometres, all crews will power their way through the infamously choppy tideway waters from the start at the University Pole in Chiswick to the finish at Putney Pier in possibly one of the most gruelling races possible in the sport.
In the crew are, from stroke to bow:
Samantha Sint Nicolaas
Coxed by Daryl Yu (Collingwood College)
Most importantly, we wish this crew the best of luck!
"On 74 previous occasions women have put their boats on the water and rowed out to battle. To battle against other crews for the glory of winning; more recently to battle against the clock; to battle the tricks of the wind and tide; and perhaps above all to battle against themselves to find something beautiful in the pursuit of rowing together in an eight. To find the thin red line between too easy and too hard."
Please find details for watching the event here: